Shreeshivadasan Chelliapan, PhD


Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. C. Shreeshivadasan is currently a Professor at the Department of Engineering & Technology, Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics, and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Water Security (IPASA), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He received his PhD in Environmental Engineering in 2006 from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. His PhD research was treating pharmaceutical wastewater containing macrolide antibiotics using an anaerobic digester. He obtained his Master’s and Bachelor’s degree from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in Chemical and Environmental Engineering in 1995 and 1997, respectively. His interests primarily concern controlling pollutants in the environment about industrial wastewater using an anaerobic process. Specifically, his research concentrates more on controlling pollutants from various wastewater such as pharmaceutical, paper mill, textile, landfill leachate, and palm oil mill effluents. His latest project was the treatment of textile wastewater using a modified anaerobic baffled reactor and landfill leachate treatment using an anaerobic stage reactor (ASR) combined with a membrane bioreactor (MBR) for the removal of selected micro-pollutants. He is very active in the national and international arena promoting environmental awareness and the concept of sustainability. He is a committee member of the Malaysian Water Association (MWA), Malaysian Water Academy (MyWA), and the Department of Standard Malaysia (for Sewerage) under the industrial research and development section. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) UK, Professional Engineer, Malaysia, and Professional Technologies, Malaysia. He is also the Editor-in-Chief for the Malaysian Journal of Water, published by the MWA. He has produced more than 200 research articles and conference proceedings in environmental engineering, mainly using the anaerobic reactors.